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Leeds to host Bolton in first round of Carabao Cup

Hopefully we won’t get bounced early this time around

Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

A lot is going on in football, both on the global level and at Leeds United. You’ve got the World Cup goin on (duh?) and Marcelo Bielsa finally became a part of the Leeds United family. So you’d be forgiven if you even cared that the Carabao Cup draw was held today in Vietnam. Last year, the Carabao Cup was treating Leeds pretty nice, as the Whites won the first unofficial Snake Derby against Burnley on penalties, but weren’t able to take down Leicester City.

Leeds United’s first challenge in the quest for the Cup will be to defeat fellow Championship side Bolton Wanderers. Leeds were drawn to face the Trotters in the first round of the Northern section, with a game set for the week of August 13th. The two sides haven’t played each other in this competition for quite some time, as Leeds beat Bolton 3-1 in the 77/78 season.

Leicester City v Leeds United - Carabao Cup Fourth Round Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

A complete list of the first round draw is as follows:

Carabao Cup North 1st Round-

Blackpool v Barnsley

Shrewsbury Town v Burton Albion

Oldham Athletic v Derby County

Preston North End v Morecambe

Port Vale v Lincoln City

Mansfield Town v Accrington Stanley

Carlisle United v Blackburn Rovers

Sunderland v Sheffield Wednesday

Middlesbrough v Notts County

Nottingham Forest v Bury

Sheffield United v Hull City

Grimsby Town v Rochdale

Macclesfield Town v Bradford City

Scunthorpe United v Doncaster Rovers

Crewe Alexandra v Fleetwood Town

Tranmere Rovers v Walsall

Rotherham United v Wigan Athletic

Carabao Cup South 1st Round-

Oxford United v Coventry City

Queens Park Rangers v Peterborough United

Cambridge United v Newport County

Bristol City v Plymouth Argyle

Bristol Rovers v Crawley Town

West Bromwich Albion v Luton Town

Milton Keynes Dons v Charlton Athletic

Exeter City v Ipswich Town

Swindon Town v Forest Green Rovers

Reading v Birmingham City

Southend United v Brentford

Yeovil Town v Aston Villa

Cheltenham Town v Colchester United

Portsmouth v AFC Wimbledon

Millwall v Gillingham

Wycombe Wanderers v Northampton Town

Norwich City v Stevenage